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List of players from Ireland in Major League Baseball

The following is a list of Major League Baseball players born in European nations.


Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The First Austrian Republic was established in 1919. In the 1938 Anschluss, Austria was occupied and annexed by Nazi Germany.[1] This lasted until the end of World War II in 1945, after which Austria was occupied by the Allies and its former democratic constitution was restored. In 1955, the Austrian State Treaty re-established Austria as a sovereign state, ending the occupation.

Name Debut Final Game Position Teams Ref
Kurt Krieger April 21, 1949 September 11, 1951 Pitcher St. Louis Cardinals [2]


Austria-Hungary was a monarchic union between the crowns of the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary in Central Europe. The union was a result of the Ausgleich or Compromise of 1867, under which the Austrian House of Habsburg agreed to share power with the separate Hungarian government, dividing the territory of the former Austrian Empire between them. The Dual Monarchy had existed for 51 years when it dissolved on October 31, 1918 following military defeat in the First World War.

Name Debut Final Game Position Teams Ref
Joe Hovlik July 10, 1909 September 25, 1911 Pitcher Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox [3]
Joe Koukalik September 1, 1904 September 1, 1904 Pitcher Brooklyn Superbas [4]
Jack Quinn April 15, 1909 July 7, 1933 Pitcher New York Highlanders, Boston Braves, Baltimore Terrapins, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Athletics, Brooklyn Robins, Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds [5]
Frank Rooney April 18, 1914 June 6, 1914 First baseman Indianapolis Hoosiers [6]

Austrian Empire

Name Debut Final Game Position Teams Ref
John Stedronsky September 26, 1879 September 30, 1879 Third baseman Chicago Cubs [7]


Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a state in Western Europe. The 1830 Belgian Revolution led to the establishment of an independent, Belgium under a provisional government and a national congress.[8] Since the installation of Leopold I as king in 1831, Belgium has been a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy.

Name Debut Final Game Position Teams Ref
Brian Lesher August 25, 1996 September 28, 2002 Left fielder, First baseman Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays [9]


Czechoslovakia was a sovereign state in Central Europe which existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until 1992. On 1 January 1993 Czechoslovakia peacefully split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Name Debut Final Game Position Teams Ref
Carl Linhart August 2, 1952 September 19, 1952 Pinch hitter Detroit Tigers [10]
Elmer Valo September 22, 1940 October 1, 1961 Outfielder Philadelphia Athletics, Kansas City Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies [11]


Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark together with Greenland and the Faroe Islands, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.

Name Debut Final Game Position Teams Ref
Olaf Henriksen August 11, 1911 June 27, 1917 Outfielder Boston Red Sox [12]


England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.[13][14][15] It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west and the North Sea to the east, with the English Channel to the south separating it from continental Europe. Most of England comprises the central and southern part of the island of Great Britain in the North Atlantic.

Name Debut Final Game Position Teams Ref
Dave Brain April 24, 1901 October 7, 1908 Infielder/Outfielder Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Beaneaters, Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants [16]
Tom Brown July 6, 1882 May 17, 1898 Pitcher/Outfielder Baltimore Orioles, Columbus Buckeyes, Pittsburg Alleghenys, Indianapolis Hoosiers, Boston Beaneaters, Boston Reds, Louisville Colonels, St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators [17]
Walter Carlisle May 8, 1908 May 11, 1908 Outfielder Boston Red Sox [18]
Bobby Clack May 13, 1874 1876 Outfielder Brooklyn Atlantics, Cincinnati Reds [19]
Ed Cogswell July 11, 1879 May 30, 1882 First baseman Boston Red Caps, Troy Trojans, Worcester Ruby Legs [20]
Danny Cox August 6, 1983 September 18, 1995 Pitcher St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays [21]
Ned Crompton September 13, 1909 October 8, 1910 Outfielder St. Louis Browns, Cincinnati Reds [22]
Hobe Ferris April 26, 1901 October 1, 1909 second base, third base Boston Americans, St. Louis Browns
Dennis Fitzgerald
George William Hall
Jim Halpin
Charlie Hanford
Pete Hasney
Dick Higham
Marty Hogan
Sam Jackson
Keith Lampard
Al Lawson
Tim Manning
Paul Marak
Al Nichols
Lance Painter May 19, 1993 September 9, 2003
Al Reach
Les Rohr
Al Shaw
Harry Smith
Klondike Smith
Phil Stockman* June 15, 2006 Pitcher Atlanta Braves
Al Thake
Ed Walker
Sam White
Harry Wright
Jim Wright


John Michaelson



German Confederation

The German Confederation was the association of Central European states created by the Congress of Vienna in 1815 to serve as the successor to the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, which had been abolished in 1806. The dispute between the two dominant member states of the confederation, Austria and Prussia, over which of the two had the inherent right to rule German lands ended in favor of Prussia after the Austro-Prussian War in 1866, and the collapse of the confederation. This resulted in the creation of the North German Confederation, with a number of south German states remaining independent, although allied first with Austria (until 1867) and subsequently with Prussia (until 1871), after which they became a part of the new nation of Germany.

German Empire

The German Empire refers to Germany from the unification of Germany and proclamation of Wilhelm I as German Emperor on 18 January 1871 to 1918, when it became a federal republic after defeat in World War I and the abdication of Wilhelm II (9 November 1918).

Soviet Zone of Germany

The Soviet Occupation Zone was the area of central Germany occupied by the Soviet Union from 1945 on, at the end of World War II. On 7 October 1949 the German Democratic Republic, which became commonly referred to as East Germany, was established in the Soviet Occupation Zone.

Name Debut Final Game Position Teams Ref
Mickey Scott May 6, 1972 June 6, 1977 Pitcher Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos, California Angels

West Germany


Al Campanis


Player Birth year Birth City Birth County Years active Position Ref
Archer, JimmyJimmy Archer 1883 Dublin Dublin 1904, 1907, 1909–1918 C
Bond, TommyTommy Bond 1856 Granard Longford 1874–1882, 1884 SP
Campbell, HughHugh Campbell 1846 1873 SP
Campbell, MikeMike Campbell 1850 1873 1B
Cleary, JoeJoe Cleary 1918 Cork 1945 1B
Collins, BillBill Collins 1863 Dublin Dublin 1887, 1889–1891 C
Curran, JohnJohn Curran 1852 1876 C
Cusick, AndyAndy Cusick 1857 Limerick Limerick 1884–1887 C
Daily, HughHugh Daily 1847 1882–1887 SP
Daniels, PetePete Daniels 1864 Cavan 1890, 1898 SP
Donovan, PatsyPatsy Donovan 1865 Queenstown Cork 1890–1904, 1906–1907 RF
Dowse, TomTom Dowse 1866 Mohill Leitrim 1890–1892 C
Doyle, ConnyConny Doyle 1862 1883–1884 LF
Doyle, JackJack Doyle 1869 Killorgin Kerry 1889–1904 1B
Duffy, EdEd Duffy 1844 1871 SS
Farmer, BillBill Farmer 1864 Dublin Dublin 1888 C
Fields, JockoJocko Fields 1864 Cork 1887–1892 LF
Flynn, MikeMike Flynn 1872 Kildare 1891 C
Foley, CurryCurry Foley 1856 Milltown Dublin 1879–1883 RF
Hallinan, JimmyJimmy Hallinan 1849 1871, 1875–1878 SS
Hines, MikeMike Hines 1862 1883–1885, 1888 C
Leonard, AndyAndy Leonard 1846 Cavan 1871–1878, 1880 LF
Lucid, ConCon Lucid 1874 Dublin Dublin 1893–1897 SP
Mack, ReddyReddy Mack 1866 1885–1890 2B
Malone, FergyFergy Malone 1844 Tyrone 1881–1876, 1884 C
McCullough, CharlieCharlie McCullough 1866 Dublin Dublin 1890 SP
McGuiness, JohnJohn McGuiness 1857 1876, 1879, 1884 1B
McIlveen, IrishIrish McIlveen 1880 Belfast Antrim 1906, 1908–1909 OF
McLaughlin, BarneyBarney McLaughlin 1857 1884, 1887, 1890 SS
McManus, PatPat McManus 1859 1879 SP
Mullane, TonyTony Mullane 1859 Cork 1881–1884, 1886–1894 SP
Muldoon, MikeMike Muldoon 1858 Westmeath 1882–1886 3B
Needham, TomTom Needham 1879 1904–1914 C
Nicholl, SamSam Nicholl 1869 Antrim 1888, 1890 LF
O'Connor, JohnnyJohnny O'Connor 1891 Cahersiveen Kerry 1916 C
O'Connor, PaddyPaddy O'Connor 1879 Kerry 1908–1910, 1914–1915, 1918 C
O'Neil, FancyFancy O'Neil 1853 1874 RF
O'Neill, JackJack O'Neill 1873 Galway Galway 1902–1906 C
O'Neill, MikeMike O'Neill 1877 Maam Galway 1901–1904, 1907 SP
Ryan, CycloneCyclone Ryan 1866 Capperwhite Tipperary 1887, 1891 1B
Sullivan, BillBill Sullivan 1853 1878 LF
Sullivan, SleeperSleeper Sullivan 1859 1881–1884 C
Sullivan, TedTed Sullivan 1851 1884 RF
Tener, JohnJohn Tener 1863 Tyrone 1885, 1888–1890 SP
Walsh, JimmyJimmy Walsh 1885 Killila Mayo 1912–1917 OF


Kingdom of Italy

The Kingdom of Italy was a state forged in 1861 by the unification of Italy. It existed until 1946 when the Italians opted for a republican constitution.

Name Position First Game Last Game Clubs Games
Rugger Ardizoia Pitcher 1947 1947 New York Yankees 1
Reno Bertoia 3rd base, 2nd base, shortstop 1953 1962 Detroit Tigers(53-58, 61-62), Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins(59-61), Kansas City Athletics(61) 612
Hank Biasatti 1st base 1949 1949 Philadelphia Athletics 21
Julio Bonetti Pitcher 1938 1940 St. Louis Browns(37-38), Chicago Cubs(40) 46
Marino Pieretti Pitcher 1945 1950 Washington Senators(45-48), Chicago White Sox(48-49), Cleveland Indians(50) 194
Lou Polli Pitcher 1932 1944 St. Louis Browns(32), New York Giants(44) 24
Alessandro Liddi 3rd Base 2011 Active Seattle Mariners (Playing) Active
Source: Baseball Reference



Name Debut Final Game Position Teams Ref
John Anderson September 8, 1894 October 2, 1908 Outfielder/First Baseman Brooklyn Bridegrooms/Brooklyn Superbas, Washington Senators, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Browns, New York Highlanders, Chicago White Sox [67]
Art Jorgens April 26, 1929 August 2, 1939 Catcher New York Yankees [68]
Jimmy Wiggs April 23, 1903 May 25, 1906 Pitcher Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers [69]



Russian Empire

Name Debut Final Game Position Teams Ref
Eddie Ainsmith August 9, 1910 July 21, 1924 Catcher Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Robins, New York Giants [70]
Jake Gettman August 20, 1897 May 19, 1899 Outfielder Washington Senators [71]
Jake Livingstone September 6, 1901 September 9, 1901 Pitcher New York Giants [72]
Rube Schauer August 27, 1913 September 29, 1917 Pitcher New York Giants, Philadelphia Athletics [73]

Soviet Union

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a constitutionally socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991. The common short name is Soviet Union

Name Debut Final Game Position Teams Ref
Victor Cole June 6, 1992 July 9, 1992 Pitcher Pittsburgh Pirates [74]



Name Debut Final Game Position Teams Ref
Al Cabrera May 16, 1913 May 16, 1913 Shortstop St. Louis Cardinals [75]
Bryan Oelkers April 9, 1983 October 3, 1986 Pitcher Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians [76]
Al Pardo July 3, 1985 September 9, 1989 Catcher Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies [77]
Danny Rios May 30, 1997 May 2, 1998 Pitcher New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals [78]
Engel Beltré June 26, 2013 Outfielder Texas Rangers [79]


Name Debut Final Game Position Teams Ref
Eric Erickson October 6, 1914 September 29, 1922 Pitcher New York Giants, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators [80]
Axel Lindstrom October 3, 1916 October 3, 1916 Pitcher Philadelphia Athletics [81]
Charlie Hallstrom September 23, 1885 September 23, 1885 Pitcher Providence Grays [82]
Charlie Bold August 24, 1914 August 28, 1914 First baseman St. Louis Browns [83]


Otto Hess



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